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MAES 4-Week Course for Paediatric Therapists to specialise or further specialise in children with CP and similar neurodevelopmental conditions and gain expert clinical reasoning and treatment skills

MAES - ‘Movement Analysis & Education Strategies’ Course for the Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurodevelopmental conditions

A new and different dimension to the treatment and management of children with CP.

  • Learn to treat dynamically
  • Develop creative thinking
  • Gain new ways to inform and guide parents
  • Acquire new high-level observation and analytical skills
  • Develop an extensive repertoire of new treatment strategies

Unique of it’s kind, this course has a strong emphasis on developing high-level observation, analysis and clinical skills. There is an unusually high level of supervised practical sessions (almost 50% of time), with a wide variety of case presentations, giving depth and breadth to the learning experience.  The course is specially designed to give participants time to translate theory into clinical practice and become expert in treating and managing their clients with neuro-developmental conditions.

Following successful completion of this course, therapists will be able to provide expert, individualised ‘hands-on’ treatment to promote the development of skills in terms of mobility, hand function, constructive play, interaction and communication, for each child with CP.


Course Lead by Jean-Pierre Maes  &  Team

Jean-Pierre Maes MCSP,  Consultant Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapist,  Director MAES Therapy International

Jean-Pierre is an expert in the field of Cerebral Palsy. He has more than 25 years’ experience of treating babies and children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurodevelopmental disorders. Jean-Pierre is renowned internationally for his outstanding clinical skills, excellent teaching skills and for the numerous courses related to a variety of neurodevelopmental conditions he has led for therapists and doctors world-wide.


If you are one of the hundreds of Therapists who have previously taken a course with Jean-Pierre over the years and have appreciated his depth of knowledge, creative approach and clinical skills, then you will enjoy this course and the new insights, knowledge and clinical skills you will gain. If you have not yet been on a course with Jean-Pierre and his team, then this is the opportunity!


Course format:

This certified course is very ‘hands-on’. The format will include theoretical lectures, treatment demonstrations, workshops, case presentations and supervised daily practical sessions with patients during weeks 2, 3 and 4.  (30 Practical Sessions and 30 Workshops).


Course Participant’s Criteria:

Participants must be experienced Paediatric Therapists (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists,  Speech Therapists) or medical Doctors (paediatricians, neurologists), with at least two years experience in treating children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurological conditions. The course will appeal to therapists who are about to take their first postgraduate course in the field of Cerebral Palsy as well as to very experienced therapists who have already taken several specialist courses (e.g. Conductive Education, Vojta, NDT-Bobath, Sensory Integration, Halliwick, etc.).


Venue:       Gwyn Jones Primary School, Hainault Road, Leytonstone, East London, E11 1EU

The course venue Gwyn Jones Primary School is only 10min walk from Leytonstone Underground Station (Central Line, Zone 3).                                                           

Length of Course:           4-Weeks (20-Days) course in two parts of two weeks each:

Dates:              Part 1:    16-27  July 2018

                         Part 2:    20-31  August 2018


To apply for a place or for further information please contact Course Organiser: 

Jonathan Salsbury MIoD   E:


For COURSE AIMS and further information:

If you would like to speak with Therapists who have already taken this course in the UK, please let us know and we can put you in contact.


A few comments from Therapists who have already successfully completed the 4-Week MAES Course:


“The MAES Course has completely changed how I understand the different difficulties of Cerebral Palsy. It has explained the aspects that could not be explained by other concepts before. It has filled in the ‘gaps’.

I now realise that there is a completely different way of looking at approaching children with CP. MAES allows you to take each individual child further in their abilities than any other approach I’m familiar with. 

This is a course for all three professions (PT,OT,SLT) and all three will come away with completely new skills and perception of CP. Thank you JP for pioneering this approach, so that we can have a bigger impact on children with CP.”

Anel van der Merwe, MCSP  Clinical Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist, Surrey



“I am NDT- Bobath trained and was looking for a course to ‘fill in the gaps’ that NDT doesn’t cover and to enable me to better treat the most complex children on my caseload; this course did this brilliantly. The course was excellent and I would highly recommend it to any therapist who is committed to developing their practice to the highest level.”

R. Davis, Senior Physiotherapist,  London



“I was hoping to learn new strategies and it has given me that and more!  MAES has helped me to understand the ‘things’ I saw and had no explanation for. 

The MAES Therapy Approach and Framework is amazing and definitely how I will work in the future with all my patients. I think it makes our treatment much more specific and long lasting!  I really think that it is very useful and includes OT more than any other course I have ever attended. 

MAES Therapy is very holistic and as an OT I will be able to integrate everything.”

Marli Smit,  Occupational Therapist


To read more feedback from Therapists who have already taken this MAES Course, see:


For your information, this course will also be held in Telford, NW England :

MAES 4-Week Course - NW England

         Part 1:    14-25  May 2018       Part 2:    11-22 June 2018

Venue:   Meeting Point House, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4HS

Good access by road M54 and train Telford Central Station (15 mins. Walk to venue)


To apply for a place or for further information please contact Course Organiser: 

Jonathan Salsbury MIoD   E:



Delegate costs: 
Course Fee: Early Bird Fee £1,950 (Less than £100 per Day for such specialised training).   Regular/ Late Fee: £2,250 5% Discount per participant for two or more work colleagues that register together. Early Bird Ends 10 April 2018 Late Registr


Organiser name: 
Jonathan Salsbury MIoD Development Director, MAES Therapy International
Organiser telephone: 
07787 435790
Organiser email:


Where & When

16 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
09.00am - 5.00pm
Gwyn Jones Primary School
219 Hainault Road, Leytonstone,
London E11 1EU
20 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
09.00am - 5.00pm
Gwyn Jones Primary School
219 Hainault Road, Leytonstone,
London E11 1EU
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